Skip to comments.Behind the Barrel: C93 Automatic Pistol
Posted on 08/28/2015 3:03:15 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s
Hosted by Craig Gottlieb, who is famously known as the weapons expert on the hit show Pawn Stars, this all new series reveals surprising stories behind iconic weapons. In this episode Craig takes us behind the barrel of the C93 Automatic Pistol
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I have never actually seen a Borchardt. That one looks in mint condition. I wonder what the cartridge is? Probably similar the the .30 Mauser.
I’ve had this old .32 auto, made in 1920’s Germany since the late ‘70’s. My local gunsmith informed me that it is the very model that John Dillenger carried.
Craig Gottlieb has a very bad rep in gun circles. Last I heard he was in some grave-digging scandal in eastern Europe.
It is true that Georg Luger did take that desin, and end up with the P-08, or, Luger pistol. Luger ALSO was the guy who developed the 9mm Parabellum round.
Now, as far as ‘everything’ coming down the tree from the Borshact pistol ... Colt had a 1903 pocket hammerless pistol, with a 9mm Browning (.380ACP) cartridge, and then John Moses Browning’s designs, the Colt 1911 and the finished by F.N. High Power Pistol, both of which are still very present today, unlike the P-08.
Browning invented the operating slide on automatic pistols.
It is a rare pistol now which does not have one. The Ruger .22 auto is the only one currently made that I can recall off hand.
He did a nice presentation of the C93.
He is poison on the gun forums. I would avoid him on general principles.
My brother has a Mark II. Fun gun to shoot, PITA to reassemble after cleaning.
“He is poison on the gun forums. I would avoid him on general principles”.
I emailed that video to some people and have already heard back from two stating the same thing. I wish I had known because now I feel kinda foolish. LOL
I have the exact same model. Looks exactly like the pistol. Small world
You would think that Ruger would eventually find a way to reassemble them after all these years.
I still remember my first one which I bought around 1969. It probably took me half an hour to get it back together.
Apparently it was the gun of choice in shooting competitions back in the day.
Rugers are easy to reassemble IF you know the “trick”.
Yeah, it’s all about getting that hammer strut in its divot. And it’s just a silly little flip but ya got to hold the pistol JUST so when ya do and then it goes right in every time...it comes with experience!
The P-08 suffered from an elegant but weak action. The toggle bolt design simply couldn't stand up to the recoil from anything other than soft-loaded 9mm Parabellums.
It's still a beautiful pistol though. No match for the 1911A1 mechanically, but a fine piece of work.
Thanks to you tube I know the “trick”. But sometimes it seems like the “trick” only works on even numbered days. /grin
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